Toward The East They Looked
Yes it looks very similar to the painting I sold within five minutes of painting it just the other day. But I just could not get the idea out of my head, and the more I looked at the blue version the more I saw yet another thought and another view of the idea. I still feel there might even be another version in green but who knows.
I though hard and hard about painting this second version but then many artists down through history have returned to a subject again and again. Monet painted so many lotus ponds. I know why they did it, not because they thought they were good at it, I think it was because their heads were full of further ways of saying the same thing.
So I do not feel I have cheated at all by giving this another try. I had a painting that I was never happy with from the day I painted it. The canvas board it was painted on already had the base colours there if I painted it over. So two birds with one stone really, the old has gone and new is with me.
I would love to hear what you think of what I have done. Please do not be afraid to tell me if you think I am being less than honest in my reasons.